A recent exhibit at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, showcased antique dresses.
The dresses were given by alumnae to the drama department, where they featured in many theatrical productions. But once the school discovered their value, they were given proper care by the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop.
One student described the experience of steaming out the underarm wrinkles. The heat and moisture revived the aroma of 120-year-old body odor, which made the past come roaring into the present.
"A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet"